Monday, November 24, 2008


I was hanging about with a friend this morning, and he said that I had given the impression in the post the other day that I didn't like the Trevi Fountain. Not so! Indeed, nothing could be further from the truth!

The Trevi is amazing. A wonder of Baroque sculpture and water-engineering. Amazing. Truly.

That bit about Disney just popped in there. I just suddenly envisioned a little door opening somewhere to the left of the glorious marble figures, and out popping a little stream of singing, dancing, mechanical Visigoths, hacking cute little mechanical Romans to bits, while singing a catchy little song.

It's just my weird brain.

But then we got to thinking what a great song that would make.

To the tune of "It's a Small World After All":

It's the fall of Ancient Rome.
It's the fall of Ancient Rome.
It's the fall of Ancient Rome;
it's the end of the world.

When Alaric comes he will burn your homes,
he will steal your gold
and all you own.
He'll carry off your wife,
but you'll escape with your life
if you pay through the nose...

It's the fall of Ancient Rome...

Feel free to add your own verses.


Steve said...

Only Alaric wasn't really a barbarian - he was a Roman General of barbarian descent (but of Roman culture) who was ticked off because the emperor wouldn't grant him the title of Magister Militum for all of his noble exploits on said emperor's behalf.

The so-called "sack" of Rome was really more of a peevish civil war, not unlike so many which had come before it.

Not that I don't like your song...

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Oh come on Steve. If all you can do is criticise, you can at least offer us another verse.